Genesis 15
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God’s Covenant with Abram
(Romans 4:1–12; Hebrews 11:8–19)

1It happened after these actes, yt the worde of ye LORDE came vnto Abra in a vysion, and sayde: Feare not Abram, I am thy shylde and thy exceadinge greate rewarde.

2But Abram sayde: LORDE LORDE, what wilt thou geue me? I go childles, and the seruaunt of my house (this Eleasar of Damascos) hath a sonne. 3And Abram sayde morouer: Beholde, vnto me hast thou geuen no sede: and lo, the sonne of my housholde shal be myne heyre. 4And beholde, the worde of the LORDE spake vnto him, and saide: He shal not be thine heyre, but one that shal come out of thine owne body, he shal be thine heyre. 5And he bad him go forth, and sayde: Loke vp vnto heauen, and tell ye starres: Canst thou nombre them? And he sayde vnto him: Euen so shal thy sede be. 6Abram beleued the LORDE, and yt was counted vnto him for righteousnes. 7And he sayde vnto him: I am ye LORDE, yt brought the from Vr out of Chaldea, to geue ye this londe to possesse it.

God Confirms His Promise
(Numbers 34:1–15; Romans 4:13–25)

8But Abram sayde: LORDE LORDE, Wherby shall I knowe, that I shall possesse it? 9And he sayde vnto him: Take a cow of thre yeare olde, and a she goate of thre yeare olde, and a ramme of thre yeare olde, and a turtyll doue, and a yonge pigeon. 10And he toke all these, and deuyded them in the myddes, and layde the one parte ouer agaynst the other, but the foules deuyded he not. 11And the foules fell vpo the flesh, but Abram droue them awaye.

12Now whan the Sonne beganne to go downe, there fell an heuy slepe vpo Abram. And lo, feare and greate darcknes fell vpon him. 13And he sayde vnto Abram: knowe this of a suertye, that thy sede shalbe a strauger, in a londe that is not theirs. And they shall make bonde men of them, and intreate them euell foure hundreth yeares. 14But the people who they shal serue, wyl I iudge. Afterwarde shall they go forth with greate substaunce: 15and thou shalt departe vnto thy fathers in peace, and shalt be buried in a good age. 16And after the fourth generacion they shall come hither agayne, for the wickednes of ye Amorites is not yet full.

17So whan the Sonne was downe, and it was waxed darcke: Beholde, there smoked a fornace, and a fyre brande wente betwene ye partes.

18The same daye made the LORDE a couenaut with Abram, and sayde: Vnto thy sede wil I geue this lode, from the water of Egipte, vnto the greate water Euphrates:

19the Kenytes, the Kenizites, the Kydmonites, 20the Hethites, the Pherezites, the Giauntes, 21the Amorites, the Cananites, the Gergesites, and the Iebusites.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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